• Welcome to AppraisersForum.com, the premier online  community for the discussion of real estate appraisal. Register a free account to be able to post and unlock additional forums and features.

Forum Sponsor - a la mode

QuickSource provides a single-source solution to easily import, compare, and manage data from multiple, credible sources in every report. See what the next game-changer is really all about.

Real Wired Vas Narrative 1

Status
Not open for further replies.

Virginiageneral

Freshman Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2016
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Virginia
I'm about to make a purchase on one of these. Any thoughts or feedback? Pros/cons? Narrative one is now owned by exact bid, not sure if that so good or bad. I can't tell if the real wired comp database runs cloud based or on your PC. With that being said is anyone using software I didn't mention that they really like?
 

Terrel L. Shields

Elite Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
May 2, 2002
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Arkansas
I don't want any software I have to run from cloud or save to cloud. That's why I've not updated from Adobe acrobat 10.
 

KHS445

Member
Joined
Aug 20, 2011
Professional Status
Appraiser Trainee
State
Michigan
My partner and I have used N1 and its predecessor for a number of years. N1 always responded quickly to our questions or problems. Have not had much interaction with them since the sale to Exact Bid.
 

Virginiageneral

Freshman Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2016
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Virginia
Thanks for your feedback. I'm just trying to maximize my organization and time. I could probably put together a decent excel/word format and just have comps unorganized everywhere, but I think I'd sink fast with a system like that. My concern is data security, accessibility, and then if one of these companies goes out of business or just shuts down, what happens to all of those hours of data. I'd like to have my data stored on my machine and backed up to a secure vault.
 
Joined
Jun 2, 2007
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Florida
Thanks for your feedback. I'm just trying to maximize my organization and time. I could probably put together a decent excel/word format and just have comps unorganized everywhere, but I think I'd sink fast with a system like that. My concern is data security, accessibility, and then if one of these companies goes out of business or just shuts down, what happens to all of those hours of data. I'd like to have my data stored on my machine and backed up to a secure vault.
I like N1 and feel that they will the the most reliable into the future as our appraisal consumers begin to data-mine our reports through the fields within the software.
 

Virginiageneral

Freshman Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2016
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Virginia
I like N1 and feel that they will the the most reliable into the future as our appraisal consumers begin to data-mine our reports through the fields within the software.

Thanks for the feedback Michael. I'm not sure I understand what you mean when you state that the appraisal consumers data-mine the reports through the fields in the software?
 

Zephyr999

Junior Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2015
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Wisconsin
N1 has a feature to export the database/comps .. not sure if others do
 

PL1957

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Illinois
Thanks for the feedback Michael. I'm not sure I understand what you mean when you state that the appraisal consumers data-mine the reports through the fields in the software?
ExactBid (who owns both RIMS and N1) has started offering a push/pull feature where the N1 report can be prepopulated with info from the lender, and the lender can also get info automatically extracted from a report prepared using N1. Not sure how this works regarding report security, since we don't use N1. I have a lender client who made their vendor panel aware of this "feature".
 

hastalavista

Elite Member
Joined
May 16, 2005
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
California
I use N1. Have always had a good experience with their service/support before their sale to ExactBid and it continues after.

All off the shelf products have their strengths/weaknesses. I suppose I could build my own program but I'm fine using their product and customizing it to my needs.

PL- Didn't know about that additional feature. Thanks!
 

Virginiageneral

Freshman Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2016
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Virginia
ExactBid (who owns both RIMS and N1) has started offering a push/pull feature where the N1 report can be prepopulated with info from the lender, and the lender can also get info automatically extracted from a report prepared using N1. Not sure how this works regarding report security, since we don't use N1. I have a lender client who made their vendor panel aware of this "feature".

So they can grab the sections they want and not read the Area Analysis! Only kidding.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Find a Real Estate Appraiser - Enter Zip Code

Copyright © 2000-, AppraisersForum.com, All Rights Reserved
AppraisersForum.com is proudly hosted by the folks at
AppraiserSites.com
Top

AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock
No Thanks